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model companies look for business opportunities. >> reporter: steve is a venture capitalist whose firm has invested tens of millions of dollars in space x, a california rocket maker, and provider of launch services founded by tech entrepreneur elion mosk. nasa is paying space x a billion dollars to reply-- resupply missions to the international space station. in may 2012 space x became the first private company to launch a mission to the space station. the milestone proved the company could build and launch rockets reliably and cheaply. >> and capture is con termed of this dragon spacecraft. >> many of these new space companies are being built by software engineers. and folks at space x didn't come from aerospace, these are computer scientists by training. time and time again it has prove ten is the hot bed of prn entrepreneurship. it invents new industries and part of it is the culture, willing to take risk. >> reporter: part of it may also be a high-tech approach to innovate industries as dan berkenstock and its team are trying to do with satellites. >> a typical imaging satellite to
. abc's steve osunsami tells us what happened next. >> reporter: this was the moment of relief when the family of 29-year-old bethany arceneaux found and rescued her from a violent ex-boyfriend who was holding her hostage. >> he was about to kill her. he wasn't going to stick around and wait for it to happen. >> reporter: she had been missing for days of the the police search was getting nowhere so they searched too. her aunts and sisters posted fliers with her photo. her brothers and cousins got their guns and searched the woods. they were checking out this abandoned home in louisiana when they heard her scream. >> he told her as soon as they kick the door in i'm going to kill you. >> reporter: they say scott thomas started stabbing her when they broke in and then one of them shot him dead. >> police had their guns drawn in this vacant house on anderson road. >> reporter: by the time police arrived it was over. for now even the district attorney says he won't charge the family. >> in this case they saved the girl from dying and unfortunately the assailant died. >> reporter: like so
the deadly severe form of that disease. steve day's doctors diagnosed him with black lung. >> my doctor says my lungs are shot. >> reporter: doctors at johns hopkins hospital rejected the diagnosis and we found that of hundreds of other miners, saving the companies millions of dollars. the head of the black lung unit at hopkins, dr. paul wheeler, did not find a single case of severe black lung in available cases we examined since the year 2000, not one. >> that's my opinion and i have a perfect right to my opinion. >> reporter: but we found his opinion has been wrong a lot. gary fox was denied black lung benefits for ten years after dr. wheeler read his x-ray as negative. it was only after fox's death at the age of 58 that an autopsy concluded he did indeed have black lung. >> you have a system that for so many miners is rigged against them. >> reporter: hopkins has announced it is spending the black lung program while it reviews the findings of our investigation. >> i'd like to see the truth come out. i'd like to see the wrong doers in this system exposed. >> reporter: steve day and his wif
on seven years now, they were quite convinced, apparently, that both steve cohen and those work for him were engaging in some kind of wong going-- doing. but they were unable to do a criminal case against c mr. cohen himself. they did not have the evidence they needed to make that case. so back in july they indicted the firm. and suggested that the entire firm was fostering a culture of securities fraud. >> a culture of securities fraud so remind us, it is insider trading so the charge that they agreed to is what, that this was going on. he still says he has nothing to do with it? >> right, well he and his company have maintained that they behaved properly throughout this process but back in july the government indicted the company, said that basically a large number of employees of sac capital had been trading on material nonpublic information that is information that has the ability to move stock prices. but is not known by the broader public. the government also alleged that cohen had been hiring people specifically because they had relationships with people at publicly-traded compan
on the document at a house hearing. louisiana's steve scalise called it "damning." >> if the president really didn't know about this... this report says the white house absolutely knew what was going on, and they didn't tell the president. he ought to be firing these people today. >> reporter: administration officials said they took action after the report. but henry chao, the top technology officer at medicare, said he was not briefed on the consultants' findings. pennsylvania republican tim murphy pressed the point. >> and so, this is a major report that went as high up as the secretary-- we don't know-- saying that there were serious problems with this. and you're saying that even though you were interviewed by this, you did not ever have this briefing yourself? >> no, i didn't. >> reporter: chao did say 30% to 40% of the system that supports the online exchange still needs to be developed and tested. at a separate hearing, one private security expert warned the healthcare web site has flaws that put consumer data at "critical risk," but white house spokesman jay carney insisted today the infor
against his 319-pound teammate. tonight a question, were some of the coaches in on it? abc's steve osunsami starts us off with the very latest on this growing story. >> reporter: the accusations are so explosive, the nfl commissioner late today called for a formal investigation. were miami dolphin coaches, the ones encouraging veteran lineman richie incognito told to toughen up jonathan martin. martin checked himself into a hospital for emotional stress. joe fill bin defended the team. >> since the day i walked in these doors it's been one of honesty, respect and accountability to one another. >> reporter: incognito has a well earned reputation. in this video circulating from a sports bar, his famous short fuse is on dis explain. he's accused of sending racial slurs and voice mails. >> there is no room for bullying in this league. >> reporter: former coach her man edward says bullying has no place in the locker room. >> i never asked a player to toughen someone up. i always felt that was the coach's job to do. >> reporter: on sports radio came in bombshell from legend warren sapp.
any higher. >> reporter: among anxious americans watching stateside, steve and vicki kurzban of colorado saw their 18-year-old son simon on "world news." >> apparently 50 little kids got sucked away. >> reporter: a happy ending for one american family but for so many here who need so much and who are still five days in seeing so little aid get here, there is no end in sight. diane? >> thank you, terry. as you said need so much and there are so many ways to help these families in the philippines. we have listed many of the ways to help on our website. just go to abcnews.com. >>> and important news now for airline travelers, a major merger is a step closer. the justice department gave the green light to usairways and american to join forces to become the largest airline in the world. it could happen by the end of the year. >>> and tonight a rough new poll number for the president. for the first time a majority, 52 percent say the president is not honest and trustworthy. people felt misled about getting insurance through obama care and now president clinton is adding salt to the
was at the press conference today and joins me now. both steve cohen were engaging in wrongdoing didn't have the evidence they needed. settlement of the charges against the company does not create any sort of immunity for cohen himself or any individuax3 and i think the u.s. attorney, he might have mentioned that four different times during a 40 minute press conference. so they are still looking into him. there is also a civil case with the sec which also could carry a significant bite. the sec is looking to bar stephen cohen from the securities industry for life. this is almost a harshest penalty the sec can dish out to anyone. that has yet to be resolved. that is likely to be a major blow for someone who thought of himself and was widely seen as the greatest trade never his generation. >> sheelah kolhatkar of business week, thanks very much. >> egypt's first democratically elected president now on trial for >> ifill: egypt's first democratically elected president, now on trial for inciting murder was defiant during his brief first day in court. newshour correspondent kwame holman begins ou
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